Unit 7
  How is the United Nations addressing
  the AIDS crisis?
Aids  How is the United Nations addressing the AIDS  crisis?

This unit describes some of the actions the United Nations is taking to address the world crisis produced by the HIV-AIDS pandemic, the first health issue ever taken up by the Security Council. The reading passages tell of community outreach projects, from those in small villages to those in large urban centers, partnerships between local groups and UN agencies.  The unit also describes direct efforts to help AIDS victims' family members, particularly the many children whose parents have died of AIDS-related illnesses. 

The unit's structural focus is the use of dependent and independent clauses, and its writing task focuses on writing to inform. The listening exercise continues the unit's theme.

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